12th Street Beach - United States, Minnesota, Duluth


12th Street Beach is a beautiful sandy beach located in Duluth, United States. It stretches for about 1000 feet and has a light brown sand color.


Amenities at the beach include bathroom access, picnic tables, and grills. There are no lifeguards on duty at this beach, so swim at your own risk. Dogs are allowed on the beach, but they must be kept on a leash.


Activities available at the beach include swimming, sunbathing, and beach volleyball.


There is a parking lot at 12th Street Beach, which is free of charge. However, parking is limited, so plan to arrive early to secure a spot.

Fun Fact

Fun facts about 12th Street Beach include that it is located in the historic Congdon neighborhood and that it was once a popular spot for ice skating in the winter.


Attractions near the beach include the historic Glensheen Mansion, the Lakewalk Trail, and Leif Erikson Park. Hiking trails can be found at Chester Park and Hartley Nature Center.


For nearby restaurants, check out the Northern Waters Smokehaus, which serves smoked fish and sandwiches, or the Duluth Grill, which offers a variety of comfort food and vegetarian options.


Hotels in the area include the Sheraton Duluth Hotel, which has stunning views of Lake Superior and a convenient location, and the Canal Park Lodge, which features an indoor pool and hot tub.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 80/100

12th Street Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, 12th Street Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

12th Street Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

12th Street Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

12th Street Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, 12th Street Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

12th Street Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

12th Street Beach is not known for any activities in particular.

12th Street Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

12th Street Beach is not dog-friendly.

12th Street Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.